You have to give it to Barack and his Campaign for Change.
Hillary had just trounced him soundly in West Virginia and even the MSM were forced to take notice and give her credit. The Anointed One . . . the Presumptive Nominee of the Democratic Party had once again been unable to close the deal, suffering the worse defeat of the entire campaign. His response was to pull off a switcheroo worthy of the world’s best magician.
Hmmm . . . what to do, what to do? How do we get Hillary off the front pages and steal her thunder? How ‘bout we interject ourselves into a story that we aren’t any part of.
Thus, Barack and his gang hijacked Bush’s speech celebrating Israeli’s 60th anniversary as a State. In a beautifully orchestrated scream, they took Bush to task for “interjecting domestic politics” in his speech to the Israeli Knesset when he is supposed to have compared Obama to Neville Chamberlain.
Say what? I heard what Bush said, and never, not once, did I think Bush’s words had anything to do with Obama; and why would they? Countless people in countless settings have given the “appeasement speech” countless times over the years.
It was entirely appropriate talk about appeasement, once again, to those who have suffered its consequences on a magnitude unrivaled in history. Who better to understand Hitler and the Nazi’s and those who foolishly tried reasoning with these thugs and murderers?
Think about what a brilliant strategic move this was. Obama interjects himself into a story that wasn’t about him or his naive positions on dealing with terrorists and terrorist nations. Slow news day; let’s fabricate an issue. Sweet!
This blew Hillary’s big win in West Virginia off the front pages! Suddenly BO became the center of attention challenging Bush and McCain. Worse still for Hillary, this looked like a debate in the general election. Anyone remember West Virginia? Hillary who?
Barack is a new kind of politician all right. Obama’s campaign is meaner and nastier than anything I remember . . . just packaged differently. It is more subtle, plus, you get knifed when least expected. Hey, where’d that come from?
Rove and the Republicans must surely recognize this move as a top notch, ballsy, in your face maneuver. My bet is that the November playbook will need adjustment and will include more “strike first” tactics.